Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

MUSIC NEWS The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category. The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in. The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the…

Burna Boy Vocalizes Nigeria’s Grief In New Track ’20:10:20′

ZEE NGEMA The Nigerian star channels pain, frustration and disappointment in his latest release. Nigerian music heavyweight Burna Boy is not letting 2020 slow him down. Following up his critically acclaimed Twice As Tall album, the star is back with “20:10:20,” a great song born from…

Watch Burna Boy & Chris Martin’s Electric Performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2020

ZEE NGEMA The Nigerian star performed “Monsters You Made” in front of a backdrop of #EndSARS protest footage as Coldplay’s Chris Martin lent his voice virtually. 2020 has been a year for those in the spotlight to really stand up…

Burna Boy May Have Shrugged Off the Responsibility, but Other Nigerian Celebrities Are Stepping Up

By BellaNaija Features A visit to the New Africa Shrine on Thursday nights promises more than good live music. As the night draws to an end, afrobeat legend Femi Anikulapo-Kuti pauses the Grammy-nominated hits, gives his bands members some time to rest.…

Burna Boy Takes over Spotify’s Black History Is Now Hub in Celebration of Nigerian Independence Day

Ayana Rashed Nigerian singer and songwriter, Burna Boy is kicking off the week of Nigerian Independence Day with an official takeover of Spotify’s Black History is Now (BHIN) Hub. The takeover falls on the heels of Burna Boy’s recently released album, Twice As Tall. The…

Burna Boy Talks Diddy Executive-Producing ‘Twice As Tall’ And Building A Bridge In The African Diaspora

by BET Staff Burna Boy shared his vision of a united African diaspora during a recent appearance on New York radio station HOT 97. The Nigerian Afro-fusion star video-called into the studio amid promotions for his recently-released, Twice as Tall. Released in August, the…

Burna Boy becomes African artiste with most monthly listeners on Spotify

By Ugochukwu Madu Nigerian afrobeats singer, Burna Boy has set a new record as he becomes African artiste with the most monthly listeners on Spotify. This was revealed by @ChartsAfrica, a verified Charts outlet and has earned an affirmation from the African…

Burna Boy Wears Tokyo James & Weiz Dhurm Franklyn In New Guardian Weekend Feature

By BellaNaija Style The Nigerian pop star on Black Lives Matter, how British fans find it easier to tune into his wavelength – and why everyone’s got it wrong about Muammar Gaddafi Burna Boy might be Africa’s biggest music star,…

Burna Boy: “A revolution is needed. I want to inspire it”

By Kevin EG Perry His new album features Coldplay’s Chris Martin singing about colonialism, and the African Giant has much to say about the UK Afrobeats chart. Just don’t ask him about Beyoncé Burna Boy was not a well-behaved student.…

Burna Boy Has the Whole World Listening

By Jon Pareles With his supremely catchy Afro-fusion and a new album due Aug. 13, the Nigerian songwriter, singer and rapper makes music as a true global citizen. With his supremely catchy Afro-fusion and a new album due Aug. 13, the…